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I want to make a podcast but worry I'll ruin my career

By Jules Terpak

23 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

It's crossed everyone's mind at least once to start a podcast. The Washington Post gives some insight into whether it's a wise move for professionals.

Q: I'm on track to attend a top law school next year and can't decide if it's worth risking my professional reputation to make content in my free time. I have always been extremely cautious about my digital footprint, but I also have FOMO due to friends and colleagues always telling me I have the perfect personality for making content. Whenever I start to favor one side of the decision tree, I can't help but feel that I'm closing too many doors compared to the other. I wouldn't be making anything inappropriate, likely just a podcast, however I worry that putting myself out there could pollute my professional reputation. Obviously, this is a personal decision, but I just wonder what your opinion is on the matter.

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